Q: I have noticed palm trees planted around lake homes and hotels in my area. I want to have a tropical garden around my screened porch. What palms are they using?
A: Needle palm, Rhapidophyllum hystrix and windmill palm, Trachycarpus fortunei do very well in Atlanta. Windmill palm is the more erect of the two and is probably what you’re noticing.
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